ThrillerFest XV • July 7 – 11, 2020 • Grand Hyatt • New York City


PitchFest is designed to connect authors and agents for the purpose of pitching projects. This has proven to be an unprecedented opportunity for those writers looking to secure or change agents or to sell to an editor. And where better to have this event than in the heart of publishing, New York City?

PitchFest is set up like a speed-dating event. You pitch your completed and polished novel to an agent or acquiring editor for a few minutes, get the agent’s or editor’s reaction, and then move on to a different agent or editor.

Please note: PitchFest is available only in a package with ThrillerFest, Master Class, and/or CraftFest. Registering for ThrillerFest alone does not automatically qualify you to attend PitchFest.  Registering for Master Class alone does not automatically qualify you to attend PitchFest.  Registering for CraftFest alone does not automatically qualify you to attend PitchFest.  Please make sure to add PitchFest to your registration.  PitchFest is designed for writers with work ready to pitch to industry experts. Register today for PitchFest!

For those writers who are looking to seek advice on how to better prepare a novel or improve the work or simply to have more time with an agent or editor,  we recommend registering for consultations at ConsultFest that allows you to sign up for 15-minutes of personalized advice from a top acquiring editor or agent in the industry who can suggest improvements in your writing or querying journey with more time.  Register today for ConsultFest!

Read a sampling of the personal success stories of authors who connected with their new agents at PitchFest.



  1. […] my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, attended ThrillerFest six times, and PitchFest twice. I also thought about giving up more times than I could count. At a particularly low point in […]